Gingerbread Layer Cake {with Brown Sugared Bourbon Frosting}

Sugar Spun Run
25Ingredients
Calories
105Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (tightly packed)
  • 3 large eggs (preferably room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 & ½ packages, softened to room temperature)
  • 12 tablespoons salted butter (1 & ½ sticks, softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (tightly packed)
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar (+ 2 cups sugar, divided)
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries (rinsed)
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